Engine oil is a critical component of a car. Whether it’s working to keep the lubricating sections of the engine or keeping it cooled, the engine oil is the lifeline for your car. The oil aids the engine in a number of ways. It helps protect the engine by keeping it clean from sludge, which defends the engine’s operation. Oil reduces wear and friction, which can also improve the performance of the fuel. Lastly, it lowers the heat inside the engine and redistributes it to other components of the engine.
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Consistently checking the oil level can help keep the driver ensure oil health and maintain proper oil levels. To start testing, it is better to test the oil when the engine is cooled to avoid touching the hot engine parts. Many dipsticks have guidelines to display if the oil level is too low and should be topped off. Also when using the dipstick, you can check the oil color. If the oil is light in color and smooth, it’s okay. However, if the oil appears sludgy and dark, then it’s best to replace it.
If your dipstick constantly displays low oil levels then you may have a leak. There are multiple ways to test for oil leakage, which is essential because a leak could cause harm to your car’s engine. If there are dark puddles under your car, it could be a result of its oil pan leaking oil. A scent of burning oil or smoke from the engine may also be an essential indicator of an oil leak. Also, the engine overheating could possibly be a product of an oil leak.
Learning when to change your vehicle’s oil is also crucial to negate damage to the engine in your car. While some may suggest a short oil change interval from 3,000 to 5,000 miles, it is recommended to have your oil replaced every six months or 5,000-7,000 miles, whichever one comes first. However, if you are uncertain about when you should have an oil change you should reach out to our service department for more accurate information about your vehicle.
Bob Howard Acura invites you to schedule your next oil change at our Oklahoma City area service center. Our factory trained Acura technicians are certified to service all manufacturers’ vehicles. Schedule your next visit online or in-person.
Quick service, very friendly, offered a free car wash with the service. I didn’t wait very long.
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They did a good job getting me into the right vehicle for me.